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Diablo 4 DLC release date - Vessel of Hatred news and updates

If you can't wait for the first Diablo 4 expansion, Vessel of Hatred, we've got all you need to know about the release date and a first look.

Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred : Mephisto and his demons

What is the Diablo 4 DLC release date? As if the latest in the long-running series wasn’t big enough as a campaign and ongoing seasonal content, there seem to be at least two upcoming expansions in the works.

We can draw on our knowledge of Diablo 4, as well as our attendance at Blizzcon 2023 and Summer Games Fest 2024, to give you the latest news and expectations for the Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred release date. We already know we can expect at least one new Diablo 4 class to change the meta completely, but we’re also hoping for new items for excitingly powerful Diablo 4 builds, and encounters with Prime Evils not seen in the base game.

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The Diablo 4 DLC release date is set for October 8, 2024. Named Vessel of Hatred, the DLC release date was announced at the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024.

Alongside the release date announcement, Blizzard also says that the DLC will introduce a new region and a completely new class, the Spiritborn. The new region includes locations from Diablo 2, much to fans’ delight.

Due to Diablo 2’s multiple expansions, we’d expect Diablo 4 to follow a similar format, with the first DLC being released in late 2024 and the second in early to mid-2026. While speaking to Force Gaming, Diablo 4 general manager Rod Fergusson stated that a big reveal for the DLC will be coming “early this summer.”

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Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred new class

The new Diablo 4 class in the Vessel of Hatred DLC is the Spiritborn, an all-new class for the Diablo series. Game director Brent Gibson says, “Spiritborn are apex predators built for the jungle, with a flow and a feel I can’t wait for you to experience.” A full reveal for the class is set to take place on July 18.

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All upcoming Diablo 4 DLC

In an interview with Kinda Funny Games, Fergusson first confirmed the existence of multiple Diablo 4 expansions, explaining that the development team is “working on expansion one” and “kicking off expansion two”. So far, nothing else has been announced outside of Vessel of Hatred.

 

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Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred trailers

We’d hoped that Lilith’s father, Mephisto, could be considered one major boss for any of the future Diablo 4 DLC. At the end of the main Diablo 4 story, spoiler alert, we slayed Lilith for good, but Mephisto was still hanging around, and as he narrates the trailer for Vessel of Hatred, we’re likely going to come face-to-face with him again soon.

The trailer was shown for the first time at Blizzcon in November 2023 and features shots of the new jungle environment, a throwback to Diablo 2, alongside Mephisto speaking of his ever-growing power. In the following release date trailer, we see that Neyrelle, who took the Worldstone following the events of Diablo 4, is beginning to lose control of her mind to the currently sealed-away Mephisto.

This new jungle environment is the playable region of Nahantu, which has also been known as Toraja, Torajan, or the Torajan Jungles. It exists within Sanctuary’s lore around the south of Kehjistan, furthering our theories that Vessel of Hatred will expand upon the existing map.

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Some details were explained during the Campfire chat during Blizzcon 2023. We will continue from the main story and follow Neyrelle’s journey, which she sets off on while holding the stone Mephisto is sealed inside. The DLC will take place close to the Torajan Jungles, an area across the Twin Seas to the southwest of Kehjistan. This heavily forested area has ancient Ziggurats to explore once again, last seen in Diablo 2.

And that’s everything we know about the Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred expansion. There’s also plenty of information about the Diablo 4 battle pass if you want bonus cosmetic items or the Diablo 4 World Tiers if you want that extra challenge. Finally, if you’re still on the fence and haven’t jumped into Sanctuary yourself yet, here’s our Diablo 4 review with our thoughts on the demon-slaying game.

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